An insectoid is a non-humanoid type of lifeform which shares ancestry with insects. They sometimes share traits with humanoids, such as being bipedal. An example of an insectoid species was the Kaferians of the planet Kaferia. (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")
300 million years ago, an ancient insectoid species operated a pod ship in the vicinity of Questar M-17 and was infiltrated by a magnetic organism. Once infested, the crew opted to destroy their own ship, rather than spread the malevolent creature to other planets. (TAS: "Beyond the Farthest Star")
- "Em/3/Green's species"
- "Questar M-17 insectoids"
- The Delta Triangle insectoids